HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-3. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over by educational attainment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Educational attainment 2013 2014 2015 2016
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

11,114 11,070 11,011 10,833 11,025 10,654 10,621 11,021 11,193 11,130 10,715 10,845 10,821

Participation rate

45.8 44.5 45.6 44.4 45.1 43.7 45.0 45.5 45.7 44.7 45.5 45.6 46.1

Employed

9,835 9,847 9,825 9,701 9,960 9,700 9,676 10,093 10,238 10,198 9,873 10,093 10,023

Employment-population ratio

40.5 39.6 40.7 39.8 40.8 39.8 41.0 41.7 41.8 41.0 41.9 42.5 42.7

Unemployed

1,278 1,223 1,187 1,132 1,066 954 945 927 956 932 843 751 797

Unemployment rate

11.5 11.1 10.8 10.4 9.7 9.0 8.9 8.4 8.5 8.4 7.9 6.9 7.4

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,395 36,337 36,544 36,111 36,238 36,160 36,158 35,535 35,564 35,310 35,291 35,107 35,529

Participation rate

58.7 59.0 58.8 58.1 58.6 58.0 57.9 57.6 57.6 57.2 57.0 57.1 57.6

Employed

33,511 33,616 33,801 33,524 33,918 33,928 34,039 33,557 33,649 33,358 33,379 33,206 33,637

Employment-population ratio

54.0 54.6 54.4 54.0 54.8 54.4 54.6 54.4 54.5 54.0 53.9 54.0 54.5

Unemployed

2,884 2,721 2,743 2,587 2,320 2,232 2,119 1,978 1,914 1,951 1,912 1,901 1,893

Unemployment rate

7.9 7.5 7.5 7.2 6.4 6.2 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.3

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,369 37,214 37,349 37,273 37,119 37,213 37,650 37,339 37,442 37,565 37,314 37,647 38,054

Participation rate

68.4 68.0 67.1 67.5 67.1 67.1 67.0 66.9 67.1 67.0 66.0 66.5 66.5

Employed

34,917 34,816 35,061 34,927 34,923 35,182 35,624 35,510 35,570 35,903 35,689 36,033 36,462

Employment-population ratio

63.9 63.6 63.0 63.3 63.2 63.4 63.4 63.6 63.7 64.0 63.1 63.6 63.7

Unemployed

2,451 2,398 2,288 2,346 2,196 2,030 2,026 1,830 1,872 1,662 1,624 1,615 1,593

Unemployment rate

6.6 6.4 6.1 6.3 5.9 5.5 5.4 4.9 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

49,121 49,435 49,218 49,640 50,145 50,220 50,295 51,121 51,481 51,684 52,533 52,836 53,077

Participation rate

75.5 75.6 75.5 75.1 75.1 75.3 74.7 74.6 74.4 74.8 74.4 74.0 74.0

Employed

47,253 47,536 47,434 47,910 48,462 48,594 48,742 49,591 50,112 50,310 51,224 51,521 51,738

Employment-population ratio

72.6 72.7 72.8 72.5 72.6 72.8 72.4 72.4 72.4 72.8 72.6 72.2 72.2

Unemployed

1,869 1,898 1,783 1,730 1,683 1,627 1,553 1,530 1,369 1,374 1,308 1,314 1,340

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: April 01, 2016